My last ever M21E long distance race. The previous one was at QB a couple of years back and it was a real struggle with glasses in damp humid conditions. Had never really thought about it being the last one, so when I saw that this race wasn't too long, decided to make it definitively the last one ever...
Wellington Champs - M21E - Fusilier - 13.8Km
Fairly warm conditions which was a bit of a struggle - had a decent long drink at each drinks control.
Pretty good run really. Lost 45 sec at 5, just not reading the detail correctly. 15 sec at 10, 15 sec at 13, 15 sec at 20.
Also got caught by Florian Schneider at 14 and decided to just follow him to 15. Whereupon he went wrong and we both lost 30-40 seconds. I was also left in oxygen debt and getting to 16 was a real struggle (that was where the heart rate spike was!)
Felt tired towards the end as expected, and wimped out a bit with some track routes, but actually coped OK physically - didn't try to push too hard.
Reasonably happy to only be 19 mins down on someone who was 5th and 7th in World Cup races only a few weeks ago.
So, never again. But maybe there's a Sprint and Middle left in me somewhere.http://obasen.orientering.se/winsplits/online/en/d...